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Granville County Briefs for April 26

Creedmoor Farmers Market

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The Creedmoor Farmers Market is open for the season and hours will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays until May 15.

Kale, strawberries, spinach, herbs, sweet potatoes, spring onions, some tomato plants, a variety of trees and floral bushes will be available.

Planetarium shows scheduled

The South Branch Library, 1550 S. Campus Drive, Creedmoor will host a mobile planetarium for six available shows: Saturday at 1 p.m., 2 p.m and 3 p.m; Monday at 4 p.m., 5 p.m and 6 p.m; and Tuesday at 4 p.m, 5 p.m and 6 p.m.

The 45-minute presentation will feature an exploration through astronomy, history and mythology.

Space is limited and advance registration is required online at

Spring clean-up event

The Granville County Expo Center, 4185 U.S. 15, Oxford will be the site of the Spring Clean Event on Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Items that can be recycled and collected include document shredding, scrap metal, broken appliances, electronics, medications, sharps, dog and cat food and other animal items such as crates, leashes and Styrofoam/polystyrene items such as packing peanuts and dry egg cartons.

Backyard compost bins and countertop collection candle caddies will be available for purchase.

Drug take-back day

The Creedmoor Police Department will sponsor a drug take-back event on Saturday from 10 a.m-2 p.m. at Walgreens, 703 N. Main St., Creedmoor to collect unused or expired prescriptions or over-the-counter medicines.

Falls Lake Academy fundraiser

The Falls Lake Academy Flight Booster Club fundraisers will be held on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon in the Falls Lake Academy parking lot, 1701 E. Lyon Station Road, Creedmoor. For more information, contact for tickets and reserve a space.

Earth Day spring hike

Tar River Land Conservancy’s Earth Day Spring Hike will take place on Saturday from 9-11:30 a.m. at Ledge Forest Conservation Area on trailhead No. 2 at 3258 Old 75, Stem.

This hike is a sneak preview of two miles of new hiking trails not yet open to the public. Learn about the ecology of the area, the history of the property, and the work of TRLC and their partners to open new trails to the public. Bring a lunch to eat. Wear sturdy shoes and field clothing. Dogs, other than registered service animals, should not be brought to the event.

The event is free, but donations are accepted. To register, go online to or contact Sheryl Munt at 919-496-5902.

154th Anniversary of the Surrender

Living historians will provide demonstrations and there will be special guided tours of the home at the Bennett Place State Historic Site on Saturday from 10 a.m-4 p.m.

Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children ages 5-16. Kids under 5 are free.

Stem Fire Department turkey shoot

A turkey shoot to raise funds for the Stem Fire Department will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. on Hester Road.

All previous winners will participate in the shoot off for the Remington 870 shotgun.

Blood drive

An upcoming blood drive opportunity is scheduled for Monday from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Granville Central High School, 2043 Sanders Road.

Spaghetti dinner

The Knights of Columbus will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Friday, May 3 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at United Methodist Church Hall, 507 West E St., Butner.

The meal includes spaghetti, meatballs, homemade sauce, salad, bread, dessert and drink. The cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children. Kids ages 5 and under eat free.

Proceeds will benefit Knights of Columbus charities.

Stem Ruritan beef roast

The Stem Ruritan Beef Roast will be held Friday, May 3 from 4:30-8 p.m. Eat-in or take-out plates are $10.